Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Those of you who know me know that I have a Leap Year Birthday. Over my years of teaching, I had three students with Leap Year birthdays, but we were never able to celebrate together because they were not Leap Years! Three years ago that changed, and I had a student who had her "third" birthday the year I had my "fifteenth." We had so much fun!  The next year I brought cupcakes in so we could celebrate together, and we decided that in the future, in non-Leap Year years, instead of trying to decide if we should celebrate on February 28 or March 1, we would just celebrate on both days!  So that is exactly what we did.  No more feeling sorry for us since we only have a birthday once every four years!  So happy birthday to Jen, and happy birthday to me!

On to the Diva sketch card. This is sketch number 126, and I have to be honest, at first I had no idea what I was going to do.  My inspiration came from the fact that (1) I was working on cards for an upcoming black and white card class, (2) I saw a small piece of artwork on my work table that has a collage of sayings on it and (3) I was sipping on a glass of Shiraz!

Surprise! I didn't even rotate the sketch, which I very often do. I'm quite happy with the results, and I think the card really gets the message across to have a happy birthday!

Here's the recipe.

Stamps: Bring On the Cake, Create a Cupcake
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Love Letter DSP
Ink: Black Staz-On, Soft Suede for sponging

If you are following the links in the Utah Divas Saturday Sketch Challenge, the next stop is Elizabeth's blog. I'm sure she'll have something wonderful to share with us. If any of the links are missing, you can always go here to see all of the links.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!



  1. Awesome! Loving the look of simplicity, although I know you put a lot of work into it. Happy Belated Birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday!! Bring on the cake.... your cards are absolutely beautiful!

  3. i hope you had a great two days barbara! love your neutral bday card. xoxox

  4. Happy Birthday! And good job with the sketch; love how you played with the 4 panels and moved them around. Cool!

  5. Great card, Barbara! So cute! I love the way you tilted the layers!

  6. Happy Birthday!!!

    And, you did a GREAT job with the sketch! I like how you tilted the words!!

  7. Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Barbara,
    Happy Birthday to you!
    I love the card!!!!

  8. Happy Un-Birthday to you Barbara! And to me too. I too am a leap year baby. This year was 12 3/4. LOL! Love my birthday. Next year will be a REAL bday!
    Kim Smith

  9. Happy belated Birthday!!! Leap years birthdays would be such a bummer. I'm glad you figured out a way to have a great one every year!!! Love your card. Hugs,